About AZYP

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AzYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty that  builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.


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Our Programs

Programs we offer and the difference we are making in our communities.

Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to…

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Too Good For Drugs

Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program…

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Mind Matters

Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience supports the healing process in young people who have experienced…

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Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program

Maternity Group Home Arizona Youth Partnership received new funding on October 1, 2019 for a statewide innovative …

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Wake Up!

Wake Up! is a diversion program for individuals aged 12-22 who have been arrested for drug and/or…

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Hwal’bay Hmany did Gev’ik Coalition

Funded by Stewart Health Choice, this is a community Coalition located in Peach Springs with the goal…

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Mental Health First Aid

Since October 2018, AZYP, partnered with Interfaith Community Services, has offered both youth and adult Mental Health…

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Young Adult Development Assoc. of Havasu


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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking is a youth coalition in the Globe area aiming to lower…

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Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with…

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Ajo Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Coalition (SAPE)

Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and…

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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their…

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Love Notes

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures…

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Youth Tobacco Coalition

Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state.…

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Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making…

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Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance…

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Botvin’s Life Skills

Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components…

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The Lighthouse, shelter for boys aged 12-17 opened in Prescott Valley in April of 2019. Until the…

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Providence Place

Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls…

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Loving my Future

The Loving My Future program fills service gaps for particularly vulnerable Arizona high school youth populations by…

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Wyman’s Teen Outreach

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program acknowledges that adolescence is a time of rapid change and growth physically, mentally,…

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Summer Leadership Institute

This free summer program provides a safe and fun environment for youth (ages 11-17) to learn how…

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Choosing the Best

Choosing the Best uses a Sexual Risk Avoidance curriculum that positively emphasizes delaying sex until marriage, making…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Friendly FACES

AZYP Friendly Family and Community Educational Support (F.A.C.E.S.) After School Program is designed for students enrolled in…

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Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents…

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth…

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Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

This is a Drug Free Communities (DFS) funded community coalition, whose goals are to lower substance use…

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Starting Out Right

Starting Out Right provides health education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting adolescents ages 21 and…

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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

The Copper Corridor Community Substance Abuse Coalition recently reported the results of a survey of community members to help them focus their efforts. The surveys took responses from Adult and Youth community members in the Globe and Superior area in March and April of 2019. Arizona Youth Partnership Coalition Coordinator Bridget Penate was excited to see the results of the survey to focus the work of the Coalition on items…

Read More - Survey reveals community perceptions on substance abuse, underage drinking in Copper Corridor Julie Glass

Mary Ann Fout (L), and Afton Foutz-Imtiaz (R) Meet  Afton Foutz-Imtaiz!  Afton is the 300th person in Pima County to be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The training, which was hosted by the Marana Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  marks the end of Arizona Youth Partnership's first year of Mental Health Awareness Training funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and…

Read More - Youth Mental Health First Aid reaches milestone! Julie Glass

Upcoming Events

See what's coming up in near future events in your area.


19 Feb

Tampon Drive

5:00pm 236 S Scott Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

  The Owls Club (236 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701) is hosting a tampon drive on February 19th to benefit the Southern Arizona Alliance for Period Supplies.  Bring a…

20 Feb

Rx 360 Training- Superior, AZ

1:00pm 190 W Gray Drive
Superior, AZ, AZ 85173 United States

21 Feb

Youth Mental Health First Aid

9:00am 160 E Alameda St
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

    AZYP will provide the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training which is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human…